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Near-Intact Roman Ship Holds Jars of Food : Discovery News

Near-Intact Roman Ship Holds Jars of Food : Discovery News | Heathers Scoop | Scoop.it
Italian police divers have discovered an almost intact Roman ship in the sea, buried in mud that has preserved the food inside its jars.

 

The ship, a navis oneraria, or merchant vessel, was located at a depth of about 200 feet thanks to a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) following tips from fishermen who had caught some jars in their nets.

 

Test on some of the recovered jars revealed they contained pickled fish, grain, wine and oil. The foodstuffs were traded in Spain for other goods.


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Downloads Bastions and Barbed Wire (Journal of Conflict Archaeology)Bastions and Barbed Wire (Journal of Conflict Archaeology) book downloadTony Pollard and Iain BanksDownload here http://b...

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Egyptian scarab amulet found in Tel Aviv

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A rare scarab amulet has been unearthed in the ancient city of Jaffa, which is now part of Tel Aviv.


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New Zealand Archaeology Association News

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Race to save Alaskan Arctic archaeology - BBC News

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BBC NewsRace to save Alaskan Arctic archaeologyBBC NewsAlthough very little had been known about the archaeology of their society, a team from the University of Aberdeen was brought in to help rescue thousands of artifacts that were being eroded out...
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Access & Open Days | La Boisselle Study Group

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RT @LaBoisselleProj: Two open days on site on 15th & 16th September 2012, 10am - 5pm. Details here: http://t.co/jcPsI3XO All welcome ...
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Lovers saint's church conserved

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St Dwynwen's church on Anglesey is to be conserved and partly restored as one of Wales's most spiritual sites to safeguard it for future generations.
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Archaeologists have identified the franciscan friary known as Greyfriars from ... - Daily Mail

Archaeologists have identified the franciscan friary known as Greyfriars from ... - Daily Mail | Heathers Scoop | Scoop.it
Daily MailArchaeologists have identified the franciscan friary known as Greyfriars from ...Daily MailRichard Buckley, co-director of the Archaeology Service at the university, said: 'It is quite a long shot but it's a very exciting project.
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Heavy machinery moves in as experts begin digging for Richard in Leicester car ... - This is Leicestershire

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The GuardianHeavy machinery moves in as experts begin digging for Richard in Leicester car ...This is LeicestershireArchaeologists, led by a team from the University of Leicester, brought in machinery to create two long trenches in the Greyfriars...
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Mexican archaeologists discover the burial of a high-ranking Zapotec individual

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The burial of a high ranked individual of the ancient zapotecan society, accompanied by an offering, was discovered by archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH – Conaculta), on the third tomb of the Aztompa Archaeological Zone in Oaxaca. After the three-month old finding of a hitherto unheard of funerary complex which is composed of three funerary chambers, investigators were finally able to enter the third prehispanic sepulcher where, among other objects, they found a red vase with a human face estimated to date back to between 650 – 850 d. C.


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'First Moles' photos discovered

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Photos of Manchester's Edwardian sewer builders, who took part in WWI tunnelling missions, are discovered in the city.
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DNA of Hungarian mummies may help combat tuberculosis : Past Horizons Archaeology

DNA of Hungarian mummies may help combat tuberculosis : Past Horizons Archaeology | Heathers Scoop | Scoop.it

One wears a prim white bonnet. Another sticks out its tongue, hands resting over abdomen. A third clutches at its chest, mouth seemingly frozen in a scream. They are faces from the past, just as they were when laid to rest nearly 300 years ago.

 

In 1994 workers discovered a secret crypt that had been bricked up for 200 years in the northern Hungarian town of Vac, inside were 265 hand painted coffins stacked, one on top of the other, in order of size. The occupants were buried between 1731 and 1838 in the crypt of a Dominican church and had naturally mummified, due to environmental conditions within the sealed room.


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Excavations at the Place du Château in Strasbourg : Past Horizons Archaeology

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PLoS ONE: Earliest Directly-Dated Human Skull-Cups

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PLoS ONE: The use of human braincases as drinking cups and containers has extensive historic and ethnographic documentation, but archaeological examples are extremely rare. In the Upper Palaeolithic of western Europe, cut-marked and broken human bones are widespread in the Magdalenian (~15 to 12,000 years BP) and skull-cup preparation is an element of this tradition.


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Ancient Tomb Built to Flood—Sheds Light on Peru Water Cult? - National Geographic

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National GeographicAncient Tomb Built to Flood—Sheds Light on Peru Water Cult?
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Archaeology: Decapitated Gladiators Found in England? : Video : Discovery News

Archaeology: Decapitated Gladiators Found in England? : Video : Discovery News | Heathers Scoop | Scoop.it
The lives of Roman gladiators and the wide reach of the bloody games throughout the empire is coming more into focus thanks to the discovery of a possible (Decapitated Gladiators Found in England?
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Probe starts to uncover Stone Age temple ruins

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CORNWALL'S first historic temple could be unearthed by archaeologists in Truro.After being buried for nearly 6,000 years the experts think they have spotted a Stone Age temple on the outskirts of the...

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Egyptology News: Amarna Fund Raising - the Big Give Christmas Challenge

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JustGiving appeal to raise money for the next stage of the conservation of the Amarna Period coffins from the recent excavations has reached its target. The conservators will resume their work at Amarna in the latter part of the year.


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"Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland | Archaeology News

"Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland | Archaeology News | Heathers Scoop | Scoop.it
Two Bronze Age bodies found on a Scottish island are actually made from six people, a new study reveals.
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